What a touching tribute. After hearing the news of Christina Grime’s shocking death, Charlie Puth dedicated his meaningful hit, ‘See You Again,’ to her in concert the next night. Watch a video of the sweet moment right here!
Charlie Puth is one of the many celebrities who have paid tribute to the late Christina Grimmie in the wake of her tragic death, but his might be one of the most heartfelt ones yet. The 24-year-old singer didn’t just dedicate his song “See You Again” to Christina while he was performing in New York on June 11 — Charlie gave a remembrance speech to that had everyone choking up!
As Charlie sat at his piano ready to play his smash hit, he took a moment to tell the crowd how distraught he is over the loss of Christina. “I was reading the news last night and heard that my friend Christina Grimmie was killed and I want to dedicate this song to her,” he said. “I’ve been upset about this all day, mainly because I never got to say what I wanted to say to her. And I feel like this song perfectly captures that.”
As if that song doesn’t already bring us to tears! It’s unclear if Charlie elaborated on how well he knew Christina, but evidently he had something he wanted to tell her that he never had the chance to, which is just as heart-wrenching as his dedication. Watch Charlie’s speech below:
— #ripchristina⇞ (@BYERileyIsBae) June 12, 2016
Charlie even tweeted about Christina before his performance:
When you die, your body dies, but your soul lives on forever, as will hers. Rest In Peace Christina Grimmie. A beautiful talent.
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) June 11, 2016
Christina was tragically shot during a meet-and-greet with fans after her show in Orlando on June 10, when a man approached her with a gun and shot her five times. After being rushed to the hospital, Christina was sadly pronounced dead just hours after the shocking incident. Making the situation even more heartbreaking, Christina apparently welcomed her killer with “arms open” before she realized what he was there to do.
Along with Charlie, several other artists paid tribute to Christina at their shows the night after her passing. Perhaps the most heartbreaking of them all was her good friend Selena Gomez‘s, who broke down singing a cover of Hillsong’s “Transfiguration” that she had dedicated to her late pal. Even at just 22 years old, Christina made an impact on many, and she’ll surely be missed.
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